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Spin Control: House GOP refused to vote on home health care worker bill

When not talking led to not voting in the House last week.


UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Baseball game a tradition of bringing Congress together

The congressional baseball game between Republicans and Democrats is a chance for members to forget partisan differences for a while, a former congressman from Spokane said Wednesday.


In swing districts, voters vent over health care, fear Trump

Republicans in some districts faced a backlash at raucous town halls over their votes for the House health care bill. There were plenty of complaints about a provision that would …


Dems shift financial debate to spotlight Trump’s empire

The Republican drive to overhaul financial regulations on Wednesday turned into a contentious debate over Democratic efforts to cast a spotlight on President Donald Trump’s business empire and his refusal …


UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 7:42 p.m.

Committee OKs Washington tax bill

The House Finance Committee passed a $3.5 billion tax package that majority Democrats described as a “work in progress.”


UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:05 p.m.

Washington House passes $44.9 billion budget on party-line vote

House Democrats pushed through a $44.9 billion two-year budget Friday that they said keeps faith with the contract between the generations in Washington. Republican criticized it as a plan that …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 5:36 p.m.

Spokane Valley Rep. Matt Shea elected GOP caucus leader in Washington House

House Republicans elect Matt Shea their caucus chairman.


House Republicans are already preparing for ‘years’ of investigations of Clinton

If Republicans retain control of the House, something GOP-friendly maps make possible even in the event of a Trump loss, Clinton will become the first president since George H.W. Bush …


State asks to review FBI notes on Hillary Clinton prior to release to Congress

The State Department wants a chance to review notes and other materials from the FBI’s probe of former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s email use before any documents are provided to Congress, …


After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights’ grip on Congress

The mere introduction Friday of a proposal backed by five Republicans and four Democrats highlights the post-Orlando, election-year pressures some lawmakers feel for action. One sponsor said that when the …


Yellen faces GOP criticism over weak economic growth

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she is hopeful that a recent slowdown in job growth will be temporary.


GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft

Buckling under conservative pressure, House Republicans pulled a legislative sleight of hand Tuesday and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required young women to …


In Benghazi investigation, Democrats say Republican lawyer backs White House

The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired, three-star Army general who served as chief …


GOP rolls out ‘planning kit’

House Republicans seem to be leaving little to chance as their members prepare to spend the August recess among their voters, issuing a “planning kit” with tips on maximizing exposure …


House GOP releases its budget

OLYMPIA – For several years, Republicans in the Washington House of Representatives have complained they have essentially been shut out of the budgeting process by majority Democrats. Friday, they stole …


House to vote on bill targeting Boeing labor case

House Republicans are poised to express their anger over the government’s politically contentious labor case against Boeing Co. by passing a measure that would curb the National Labor Relation’s enforcement …